Food & drink has been at the very heart of Scotland, well known for the quality of its fresh food, world-class products and culinary skills. Haggis, smoked salmon and shortbread have become iconic to Scotland, while others such as Arbroath smokies, cock a leekie soup, black pudding, porridge, mince and tatties, venison, clootie dumpling or cranachan, to name but a few, have become national dishes.
In this area, the distinct landscape, fertile fields, fresh water springs and rivers, all play a key role in producing the best home-grown, ingredients.
Creatively used to produce tasty, tempting dishes in the area’s pubs, restaurants and hotels. Where better to sample and enjoy some of Scotland’s freshest and most authentic produce. Try out new things, you may be surprised by how much you like them. Ask for recommendations, check the specials board or not sure of something on the menu, then ask the staff.
Visit the best for less
The Northern Highlights Sightseeing pass will be time sensitive, valid for either 2 or 5 days and comes with an interactive paper map covering North East Scotland. The product offers discounts to participating attractions, activities, experiences and tours.
You can find out more from the tourism destinations and organisations.